Black Tellicherry Pepper TGSEB GI
Black Tellicherry Pepper TGSEB GI
Tellicherry 'bold' is one of our four quality peppers from the Malabar Coast. To be called Tellicherry, a peppercorn must meet a number of quality requirements, including size. Almost 90% of the 'malabar peppers' do not meet this requirement, our pepper belongs to the other 10%, and is also grown organically.
Protected geographical origin (India)
Tellicherry peppers are named after the harbor town of Thalassery, which was called Tellicherry in British times. Just like the fort they built there at the beginning of the 18th century to defend their pepper interests in India. Thalassery was already the absolute center of the pepper trade before the British intervention, even before the Portuguese claimed it in the 14th century.
Our Tellicherry is of organic origin and has been briefly steamed before drying. Tellicherry pepper is famous for its rich aroma, which can develop by leaving the fruit on the plant for as long as possible.
To be a Tellicherry pepper, a peppercorn must not only come from the area around Tellicherry, they must also be 4.25 mm or larger. Only then do they qualify for the designation Tellicherry (Garbled) Extra Bold - TGEB. Only 10% of the harvest meets the requirements of a Tellicherry Extra Bold. Part of it is even larger than 4.75 mm, a premium that is fully called Tellicherry Garbled Special Extra bold. Tellicherry peppers are under the same 2006 Indian Geographical Protection, similar to the European Geographical Indication, abbreviated as BGI in Dutch.
Tellicherry is the pepper berry of the same plant from which malabar is picked. The only difference is size. The 90% of the crop that does not meet the above criteria is called Malabar pepper.
How does this Tellicherry differ from others?
An often recurring question. The answer is that it is grown in Wayanad. This Tellicherry is famous for its very spicy character, due to its relatively high piperine content. Spicy and aromatic, two qualities that we like to recognize in a Tellicherry pepper.
Why not organic?
In order to be able to supply this organically grown pepper under the label organic, we will have to be certified as a packer/producer of the pepper. We are not. Although we process and store organic products and products from regular cultivation strictly separately, we are not (yet) allowed to carry the designation organic.
This very tasty black pepper is very suitable for general use.
- 100% pepper berries from Piper nigrum
- protected by the Indian GI label (geographical protection)
- origin: Malabar Strip, India
- from organic cultivation
- available in glass, pouch and test tube
- glass jar contains 60 grams
- stand-up pouches with a content of up to 30 to 500 grams
- available in 10 ml test tube
- larger quantities on request
- the jar is available in a tasteful gift box, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
- for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the category gift packaging
- grind your pepper shortly before use
- add the ground pepper to your preparation at the very last moment
- keep your tellicherry pepper in closed packaging
- preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
- best before March 2025 (03/25)
- this best before date is an indication
Do you want to know what Tellicherry tastes like? Can you also try a test tube, with enough pepper to fathom the flavor essence of this pepper.